6 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Kobe Itinerary

6 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Kobe Itinerary

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1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
3
Kobe
— 1 night

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kuromon Market, Osaka Castle, Kuchu Teien Observatory, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, shop like a local with Dotombori District, thenwander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Osaka at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto journey maker website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine

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night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 10th (Tue), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, thendeepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Kobe Harborland, and finally wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, contemplate the long history of Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikuta Shrine, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kobe road trip app.

Getting from Kyoto to Kobe by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Kobe sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods Shopping Spas
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

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